From virtual to reality: Novel material identified by computers makes fuel cells more efficient

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists have shown that a material they discovered via advanced computational simulation can, in real life, improve the performance of electrodes in solid oxide fuel cells.

While the advance could help improve the affordability and operation of the fuel cells, a promising form of alternative energy, it also validates the power of big data and computer modeling to accelerate fundamental materials research and discovery.

Led by Ryan Jacobs, a scientist in materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, and Dane Morgan, a professor of materials science and engineering, the team published its results in the May 2022 issue of the journal Advanced Energy Materials.


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